Broncos make front-office change

The Denver Broncos dipped into the agent pool as they have hired longtime NFL player agent Mike Sullivan to run their salary cap as director of football administration.

Denver hired Sullivan to direct the club’s negotiating and structuring of all player contracts. Sullivan was a high-profile NFL agent for more than 25 years.

He replaces longtime Denver salary-cap man Mike Bluem, whose contract was not renewed by the team. The move to replace Bluem is considered curious in some NFL circles since he is widely regarded as one of the better capologists in the league.

In other AFC West news:

Former Chargers’ cornerback Antonio Cromartie has reportedly pointed the finger at San Diego linebacker Shaun Phillips in a 2009 incident.

Are the Washington Redskins going to pursue Kansas City quarterback Kyle Orton in free agency? The Chiefs have interest in bring him back, perhaps to compete with Matt Cassel for the starting job.